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‘Our Senators are being asked not to vote for PDM candidate’ – Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday claimed that her party’s Senators were being told not to vote for the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) candidate.

According to the details, on a Twitter post, Maryam claimed that PML-N Senators were being called and asked not to vote for a PDM candidate Gillani in the upcoming Senate chairman election. “Our senators are being called and asked not to vote for PDM candidate. Some of them have recorded the evidence..”

On March 12, the Senate will elect its Chairman and Deputy Chairman through secret ballot after oath-taking of 48 newly elected members of the Upper House of the Parliament in Islamabad tomorrow (Friday).

The government has decided to back the current Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani while the PDM candidate is former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who pulled a shock victory over the PTI’s Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the recently-held Senate elections.

As per the Senate Secretariat, the session will meet in the morning for the oath-taking of the newly elected senators after which the session will be adjourned.

Nomination papers for the chairman and deputy chairman will be then submitted. Later the session will resume in the evening to elect the new chairman and deputy chairman of the Upper House.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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